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Railway Transportation

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  • Frustrated motorists in Longwood may see relief at railroad crossings

    Frustrated motorists in Longwood may see relief at railroad crossings
    Nearly every morning and evening, Longwood Commissioner Mark Weller joins thousands of other motorists in a frustrating traffic snarl at three of the city's railroad crossings, thanks to a train system designed to make commuting easier. "It's terrible,...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Harris wants answers in Amtrak crash before supporting more funding

    Rep. Andy Harris is open to the possibility that Amtrak needs more money to improve safety along its busy Northeast Corridor. But the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation said he would need more information before supporting such an...
  • Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Their Take

     Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Their Take
    Derailment dilemma Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve? Why is it taking so long for America's...
  • SunRail working on train control safety system

    SunRail working on train control safety system
    Like the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, SunRail doesn't have a system to ensure its locomotives don't exceed track speed limits. But a spokesman said Friday that SunRail officials are working on solutions, including the "positive train...
  • Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes 'full responsibility' for crash

    Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes 'full responsibility' for crash
    The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend. Brandon Bostian, the engineer whose...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system

    Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system
    The horrific Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia this week has renewed calls for the nation's commuter rail lines and freight railroads to install a high-tech system that is intended to prevent such accidents by slowing speeding trains and overriding human...
  • Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads

    Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads
    The location may be near Philadelphia, but the story is tragically familiar to anyone in Southern California who commutes by rail: After a deadly derailment -- this one of an Amtrak train apparently traveling more than 100 miles per hour through a curve...
  • Positive train control on track for South Shore

    Positive train control on track for South Shore
      The pricey smart train control system experts say could have prevented Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is one of the reasons South Shore commuters are facing fare increases this summer. Congress has mandated passenger and...